The Most Popular Delivery Food Orders In Each State During Pandemic

According to Yelp, each state has its own COVID-19 food favorite.

If there is one thing that we have learned about the pandemic, it’s the fact that people aren’t ready to give up eating out. Yes, they may be staying at home but they still want some of that food. The difference is, they now want to have it delivered.

Yelp has compiled some data that shows delivery food items that are most popular during the pandemic. There are some significant differences from one state to another. For example, Mississippi loves its catfish but Minnesota tends to crave doughnuts.

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A Yelp data scientist got busy to calculate the delivery orders that were popular in each state. Food items were analyzed and they look back to March 16, which is when most states started to give the shelter in place order. They then looked into the frequency with which each dish was ordered per state, and compared it with the relative popularity from other states.

Tara Lewis is the Yelp trend expert that said the following statement: “We found that people are having everything from bubble tea and poke bowls to catfish and gumbo delivered. As it turns out, biscuits are a favorite in D.C., where the Goat Cheese & Herb Biscuit Sammie at A Baked Joint is referenced in 317 reviews, and Texans haven’t let COVID-19 stop them from enjoying the peak crawfish season (Yelpers recently raved about their to-go orders from Boil House in Houston, among others).”

The list below will show you the favorite food delivery orders in America by state. More information is available on the Yelp website as to how they compiled the report.

Alabama ― Nachos

Alaska ― Gumbo

Arizona ― Tacos

Arkansas ― Spring Rolls

California ― Bubble Tea

Colorado ― Crab Rangoon

Connecticut ― Cheese Pizza

Washington, D.C. ― Biscuits

Delaware ― Pho

Florida ― Garlic Rolls

Georgia ― Wings

Hawaii ― Bubble Tea

Idaho ― Cheese Pizza

Illinois ― Thin Crust Pizza

Indiana ― Poke Bowls

Iowa ― Burgers

Kansas ― Gyros

Kentucky ― Gyros

Louisiana ― Sushi

Maine ― Pad Thai

Maryland ― Gyros

Massachusetts ― General Tso’s Chicken

Michigan ― Bubble Tea

Minnesota ― Donuts

Mississippi ― Catfish

Missouri ― Belgian Fries

Montana ― Egg Rolls

Nebraska ― Sushi

Nevada ― Spam Musubi

New Hampshire ― Crab Rangoon

New Jersey ― Cheese Pizza

New Mexico ― Green Chile Cheeseburgers

New York ― Cheese Pizza

North Carolina ― Tacos

North Dakota ― Gyros

Ohio ― Deep Dish Pizza

Oklahoma ― Croissants

Oregon ― Loaded Burgers

Pennsylvania ― Italian Hoagies

Rhode Island ― General Tso’s Chicken

South Carolina ― Sushi

South Dakota ― Dumplings

Tennessee ― Chicken Tenders

Texas ― Crawfish

Utah ― Hot Wings

Vermont ― Burritos

Virginia ― Tacos

Washington ― Pad Thai

West Virginia ― Bao Buns

Wisconsin ― Pad Thai

Wyoming ― Naan